Anthony and Rebecca had their Castello di Montignano wedding back in September last year and what a memorable one it was. One of the key moments for me was just how brilliant Rebecca’s father’s expression was when he saw her for the first time. Ever the character, his smiling wink was just gold! Of course there was so much that went on, we even took a ride in a pink ape car, trekked across fields and climbed to the top of the Castello but throughout the day it was emotion that played such a key part.
From first arriving at Montignano it was great to feel so welcomed by the whole wedding party- the evening before we all shared a drink and some wonderful pizza laid on by the Castello. It was lovely to get to know a few faces and names and really set me up for the next day. On the morning of the wedding the whole town was so quiet with just the venue staff starting to clear the streets for where the ceremony was to be held. I caught up with Rebecca and her bridesmaids all enjoying their breakfast so captured some detail shots to start. It was discussed the day before that if Anthony got ready at the Castello also then I would be able to cover both sides of the preparations so this is what they did. Its nice to be able to capture both but not always possible without a second shooter.
After the ceremony all the guests squeezed onto the steps on the Castello facade and we managed to get what is probably my favourite big group shot! Then as we took the ape car down the road a fuel tanker halted progress, but with all the guests giving a quick wave to a confused lorry driver we were on our way. Shortly after it was nice to whisk the couple away for some photos on their own and watch the sunset from the top of the Castello.
We all enjoyed the fading light and a few drinks by the pool as we waited to be seated for our food. With some really great speeches and laughter to go with them the celebrations in the marquee were moved outside. Everyone got involved with an avenue of sparklers and luckily I got some great photos of this moment despite almost being pushed into the pool by one of the more intoxicated wedding guests! From then on there was dancing, dancing, a bit more dancing and some pictures in the dark streets to finish the night.